Like green tea, the Arthritis Foundation of America recommends ginger as a complimentary holistic treatment (8). Studies have found that the root is as effective as diclofenac, a popular nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (9).
Ginger works by blocking the formation of pro-inflammatory prostaglandins and leukotrienes to fight existing inflammation and prevent future inflammation. It also neutralizes uric acid in the joints to increase your range of motion (10).
Use fresh ginger as a compress to ease pain or keep a small bottle of ginger essential oil mixed with coconut oil and apply topically as needed. You can also steep a cup of ginger tea in times of pain.
5. Aloe Vera
Plus, the gel is beneficial for treating skin conditions like eczema.
Although all these herbs are beneficial for managing arthritis, they won’t heal the condition on their own. That’s why it’s important to lubricate your joints by practicing yoga, swimming, walking, or pilates. You can also strengthen your joints by eating cartilage-healthy foods.